Lyrics to B-sides

Unless otherwise stated, all songs are either J.McColl and/or a combination of band members. I have surpressed the lyrics to the covers
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Star Wars

My girlfriend is gonna leave me
She never really forgave me
For losing my rag at her
For saying that Ikea was more fun than Princess Leia
I pushed her to the limits
With talk of Death Stars and space ships
This world is a dangerous place,
Tried using the Force,
But it just made it worse
The real world's no good
I want to go back to my second childhood
Maybe I should get a grip on myself
My car still off the road
I'm crumbling under this load
Sitting here daydreaming
Return of the Jedi is giving me redeye
The real world's no good
I want to go back to my second childhood
Maybe I should get a grip on myself [repeat to fade]

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Bubblegum Hill

Driving around in my bubblegum car
Me and my girlfriend under the stars
It's got a badge from a VW
And if you press the right buttons it can do Mach II
I've always been into Retro
And if you're like me there's a place you can go
Last century was such a thrill
So come along for a ride up to Bubblegum Hill
Bubblegum Hill [repeat]
My Mum and Dad have moved to Mars
But I'd rather stay here with my vintage guitars
I've got some stuff that was built in Japan
It's real antique you can check it if you can.
My girlfriend's had surgery
To make her look more like Debbie Harry [!]
So come along it's such a thrill
To the rock museum up on Bubblegum Hill
Bubblegum Hill [repeat]
They had this thing called then,
They called it the radio
They had these DJ's that ruled the airwaves
But it wasn't good for you, yeah [x4]
[repeat first verse]

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Robot Song

I was looking through the classifieds when I saw one, it caught my eye
I was acting strictly as a voyeur
Just to see how sad they were
It said "GSOH. is essential, non-smoker is preferential
Must be aquarian, non-vegetarian"
I thought for a laugh that I would reply
Even though I'm a virgo
So I wrote some crap and I wrote some lies
Posted it off to the PO. box,
It said "Fun loving individual,
Likes Beethoven and Basketball
Enclosed is a photo, please let me know"
2 weeks later I got a reply
It said "You sound like a real sweet guy
Lets meet up on a fancy date."
I tried to cancel but I left it too late
[guitar solo]
2 minutes later I wrote a reply
It said "I sound like your type of guy,
I'll pick you up in my rubbish car",
I might as well do it since I've come this far.
So we met and I fell like a ton of bricks
For her, it happened that quick
She said "That stuff in the classifieds,
It was all lies
You know I don't like swimming and I hate reading books
I hate the outdoors and I just can't cook.
It was your dishonesty that attracted me"
Here I am 4 years later,
She's got her teeth in me like an alligator
But just like the song I've got no regrets
I've not looked back at the classifieds yet

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I Just Can't Go On Like This

Chris had a photo
Of you at a festival,
Staring into the sun
I saw it and I felt so miserable
No amount of eye shadow
Could cover the windows to your soul.
We sat on the grass
Knowing that our thing was dead,
Clutching our paper cups
Running your fingers across my head
For the last time in the lifetime.
God, I just can't go on like this
Killing myself,
Kidding myself, oh
Occasionally I go to watch the Mod planes
Up on the green view
I used to watch them fly there with you,
I've got more sorrows
Than I need for tomorrow
God, I just can't go on like this
Killing myself,
Kidding myself, oh
God, I just can't go on like this
Killing myself,
Kidding myself, oh

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I Don't Think It's Over. (Quite different from the demo version)
Maybe it's my sixth sense,
Or maybe it's just not sense
I thought you were too attached to me
I don't think it's over [x2]
Well I don't think it's over now.
Maybe I'm just a bum
I'm always rough
Like an incurable disease
I don't think it's over [x2]
Well I don't think it's over now.
Aaah
I'm being as frank as I can
So please don't knock me, man
I'm not the most eloquent guy in the world
I don't think it's over [x2]
Well I don't think it's over now
Do do do do,
I don't think it's over now [x4]
Hey hey hey
Yeah yeah

X Country Song
You left a copy of Nashville Skyline
Underneath my bed,
And tears run down and smudge me eyeline
When I think of you and her instead
Half of me still wants you back
And the other half does as well
Although you gave me so much pain
I love you just the same
[repeat]
They're digging up the roads round here
And I'm in La La Land
I keep thinking that you're going to appear
Walk out of the ground
Half of me still loves you
And the other half does as well
Although you gave me so much pain
I love you just the same
[repeat]
[solo]
The planes, when they come in to land
Shake my windowpanes
And you're something I can't understand
I suppose you feel the same
Half of me still wants you back
And the other half does as well
Although you gave me so much pain
I love you just the same
[repeat x2]


Boys In The Band (by Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller)

Hang Out With You
I only wanna hang out with ya [x4]
I've got a crush,
I've got a crush
On someone who doesn't like me that much
My biology is controlling me
My head says no,
But my heart says please
I only wanna hang out with ya [x4]
Aah!
I've got a crush,
I've got a crush
On someone who doesn't like me that much
I talk out of my ass when she's around
I wish I could be
A little more profound
I only wanna hang out with ya [x8]
We could go down to the zoo
Watch the chimps, just me and you
I've got a crush,
I've got a crush
On someone who doesn't like me that much
My biology is controlling me
My head says no
But my heart says please
I only wanna hang out with ya [x8]
I've got a crush


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